Tomorrow is the Kilchoman #feisile day and we hope to see the Kilchoman yard packed full of whisky folk from sunrise to sunset! This year’s Feis Ile bottling is a vatting of two of our unique 100% Islay casks specifically selected by Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and bottled at cask strength - 58%. The bourbon barrel was filled in July 2008 and the oloroso sherry butt was filled in October 2009. Just 877 bottles, £90.00 each, only available at the distillery from tomorrow morning! See you then. (Sorry if you can't make it!) #kilchoman#feisilebottling#caskstrength
I really, really love @bowmoredistillery. From some of the incredible vintage bottlings that can be found in bars (stay tuned for a few of these coming up in the feed over the next few weeks) to some of the more recent releases, they just continue to put out fantastic bottlings - both OBs and IBs. - Like this 11yo distillery special released for this year's Fèis Ìle. It was available only at the distillery, but of course bottles were going to end up on the secondary market. As there were 2,000 released though, the prices on the secondary market weren't too ridiculous, and I managed to grab this for a reasonable price. - Made up of ex-Bordeaux and ex-Oloroso casks, the notes sounded right up my alley, and I was happy to find they were spot on. There's a sweetness, lots of Christmas cake, rich cherries and furniture polish. There's subtle hints of that Bowmore tropical fruitiness too, and all the flavours come together beautifully, with a clean palate (no sulphur) and only minimal tannins. I heard this referred to as the "bargain of Feis Ile 2017" and I can see why. - It's not going to take the place of the 1989 23yo Port Matured as my favourite Bowmore (and probably favourite whisky), but it's a lovely dram and worth grabbing if you come across it. Cheers. -- #whisky#InstaWhisky#Instadram#WhiskyGram#RareWhisky#WhiskyTasting#WhiskyGeek#WhiskyBlogger#TimeforWhisky#DramFull#WhiskyHK#WhiskySYD#WhiskyFabric#WhiskyLover#威士忌#ウイスキー#위스키#WhiskyLife#WhiskyPorn#HongKongWhisky#🥃#Islay#Bowmore#FeisIle#BowmoreWhisky#IslayWhisky#RareBowmore#YumWhisky
Alex: And the answer is, “When I die.” Chris: What is, “When will Chris stop drinking Kilchoman?” I’ll take Silly Questions for $1,000. ~~~ Bottle No. 54: Kilchoman, Islay Single Malt Scotch, Kilchoman (West Coast) Tour 2017- Machir Bay Cask Strength, 120 proof.